A few months back, Forbes published an article which strongly hinted that the future of the DCEU won’t be bringing us a whole lot of Jared Leto’s Joker.
While diving into James Gunn’s plans for The Suicide Squad, the outlet told us that the previously announced Joker and Harley film has “fallen by the wayside.” Ditto for the Clown Prince of Crime’s solo movie, and seeing as how it’s been forever since we’ve had any substantial updates on either of those projects, that wasn’t exactly surprising to hear.
However, it seems that Leto is still open to playing the iconic villain again. Speaking to Variety recently, the actor said that if the script is right, he’s down.
“I would definitely play the Joker again. It all depends on the script and the circumstances as it always does.”
While this is nice to hear, it’s important to note that just because Leto is willing to suit up as Mr. J again doesn’t mean it’ll happen. After all, with Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker film quickly approaching and The Suicide Squad unlikely to bring the Clown Prince of Crime back in any capacity, it’s looking increasingly likely that the DCEU is done with Leto’s take on the character.
Then again, who knows? This is a cinematic universe where plans change almost weekly, as new projects are announced and existing ones are scrapped, so it’s impossible to say what the future holds. That being said, we wouldn’t hold our breath to see more of Jared Leto’s Joker, especially since he didn’t go over too well with fans. Not to mention that at this point, the franchise seems like it’s trying to do all it can to distance itself from its past mistakes – Suicide Squad included.
Tell us, though, would you be interested in seeing more of Leto’s Mr. J? As always, you can sound off down below.